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  • Hoima District Property Compensation Rates-Runyakitara version

    Here find Hoima District Property Compensation rates translated into Runyakitara, a local dialect spoken by the largest population in oil rich Hoima district. Several communities will be evicted and their properties affected by land acquisition for the development of the oil sector. Activities that are accelerating land acquisition and hence displacement of communities include land for roads constriction, extension of power lines, the oil pipeline, the refinery and the mining areas. 

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  • The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Act, 2016: Impact on operations of NGOs in Uganda’s Oil and Gas sector

    The Ugandan Constitution under Articles 29 and 38 provides for the Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association, and the right to participate in the affairs of government respectively. The country is also a signatory to various human rights treaties and instruments that protect human rights. Notwithstanding Uganda’s ratification of several of these international human rights instruments providing for freedom of expression and association, civic space in the country has constantly been under threat. Civil society operations in the country are continually affected by the enactment of legislation that either directly or indirectly affects civil society work. Such legislations as the Pubic Order Management Act (POMA) are used by security agencies to frustrate civic engagement, in some cases by deploying security personnel to disperse gatherings and arrest people involved. This state of affairs could be understood in the context of the global war against terrorism, which has seen many governments use terrorism as the pretext for undermining civil liberties. The Arab spring uprisings which saw the fall of governments in Egypt and Tunisia also pushed governments, especially across Sub Saharan Africa, into paranoia and frenzied restriction of freedoms of assembly and expression. 

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  • Parliament Report on the UGX 6 billion presidential handshake investigations

    This is a report of Parliament's Committe on Commission, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) investigations into the circumstances under which the reward of Shs 6 billion oil money was given to 42 public officers in what is dabbed as the Presidential Golden Handshake. The report reveals that while the public officers begged the president for this reward, the reward of public servants as provided for under the Public Service Standing Orders, 2010 Section A Paragraphs 19-24, the scheme is limited to non monetary rewards. Yet the public officers solicited for money which they said would help them "leave a legacy to remind them and their offsprings of their contribution to the nation" You can read more in the report

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  • NGO Regulations 2017

    Herein published the NGO regulations that guide the implementation of the NGO Act 2016

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  • CSCO Submission on Effectiveness of Land Acquisition, Land Management and Land Administration in Uganda

    The civil society coalition on Oil and Gas makes this submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the effectiveness of land acquisition, land management and land administration in Uganda on the premise that its membership is critical actor on land matters in the country.

    The submission deals with five broad areas. The first is the question around challenges of land ownership are addressed including recognition of customary tenure under the law however this notwithstanding, the relevant authorities have been unable to issue certificates of registration of customary land. it further deals with the lack of a land registry to respond to the needs for customary land owners and their registration needs. It calls for the standardisation of methodologies for land acquisition.

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  • COMMUNIQUE: Oil pipeline construction Uganda and Tanzania
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  • Global Rights Alert to participate in high level oil and gas conference in USA

    Ms. Winfred Ngabiirwe, the Executive Director, Global Right Alert joins a team of 13 experts from Africa, Asia, America and other continents to discuss recent political and economic changes in East Africa and its implications on oil and gas development. Download
  • Deep Earth Oil and Gas Report

    A number of civil society organizations like Global Rights Alert have already raised their concerns over the draft framework to the oil companies, with one of their key concerns being how the acquisition of customary land will be done. “The peculiarities of customary tenure compared to other tenures require that special tools/procedures need to be adopted in its acquisition to mitigate or avoid human rights violations that may result from treating the customary as if it was just like the other tenures with more registered rights and interests,” the civil society writes in its joint submission.

    The Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework comes after government has identified the route for a 1,445km long and 24- inch diameter heated crude export pipeline to the Tanzanian port of

    Tanga. Tanzania is yet to finalise with its route though.

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  • Hoima District Compensation Rates 2016-2017

    Good Morning from Global Rights Alert. Today we share with you the approved compensation rates for crops, trees and non permanent properties of #Oil rich Hoima District

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  • GRA Annual Report July 2015 - June 2016

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  • Petition to Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Joseph Kabila to Stop Oil activities on Lake Edward

    Global Rights Alert and 28 of her partners have written to Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Joseph Kabila of Democratic Republic of Congo calling on the two leaders to stop any planned oil projects on Lake Edward. The 2,325 square kilometre lake located in the Albertine Rift Valley is shared by both countries.

    GRA wants Presidents Museveni and Kabila to take a firm commitment not to permit any mining or oil licenses throughout the entire Lake Edward and Greater Virunga Landscape.

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  • Uganda Budget Speech = 2016/17

    Shs. 188.2 billion was allocated in the 2016/207 budget to implement programmes for oil and gas development, and institutional and skills development including operationalizing the National Petroleum Authority and establishment of the National Oil Company. A total of Shs. 2.4 trillion was allocated to Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in the 2016/2017 budget. Part of this money will go into prelimenary works for the pipeline, resettlement of refinary affected person.

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